The High Seas

By The High Seas

  1. Níl Cailín Óg Níos Deise
  2. Éigse An Spidéil
    Come West Along The Road
  3. The Road To Donegal
  4. Stirling Castle
    The Lowlands Of Scotland
    Mooney’s
  5. Tomás Clancy’s No. 2
    The Monasteraden Fancy
    Music In The Glen
  6. The Speaking
  7. Máire Ní Eidhin
  8. The Drunken Landlady
    Christmas Eve
    The Abbey
  9. Mo Ghloine Uisce Beatha
    Eklunda Polska
  10. An Cailín Rua
  11. Nóta Stóta

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Releases May 19, 2018

Caitlín Nic Gabhann - Concertina and Dance
Ciarán Ó Maonaigh - Fiddle
Cathal Ó Curráin - Vocals, Fiddle & Bouzouki

Available at:
https://caitlinciaran.bandcamp.com/album/the-high-seas

Limited edition The High Seas t-shirt - designed by Caitlín Nic Gabhann
Mens and Womens editions available in the following sizes

Size: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
Gender: Mens, Womens

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I plan to pick this up but haven’t yet. Really love their playing. I was hoping it would have the tune MOVING HOME on it. Maybe next recording….

https://youtu.be/oNa1qVLyMPc

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Are these young folks related to the Donegal legends in Altan?

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I believe Ciaran is related to Mairead of "Altan" - possibly a nephew ?

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Ciarán is Mairéad’s nephew via her brother Gearóid.

Caitlín is the daughter of Antóin Mac Gabhann (https://comhaltas.ie/music/treoir/detail/antoin_mac_gabhann_the_master_musician_of_mullahoran/) and is married to Ciarán.

The website (https://www.caitlin.ie/thehighseas/) makes no reference to Ciarán Curran (Ó Curráin) of Altan, but the surname is not uncommon in the Gweedore area. Cathal was a member of the excellent young band An Crann Óg.

By sheer coincidence, as I was typing this message the postie delivered a copy of The High Seas’ album.

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I’ve really been enjoying this recording. Hope this group stays together for some more releases. Really enjoy Cathal Ó Curráin’s vocals as well.

In the middle of track 10 (An Cailin Rua) there are two reels played. Anyone know the names of them? I’ve got the download - if they’re given in the CD liner notes I don’t have access to that.

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I’ll check the cd when I get home Bribak. I don’t have it with me at the moment. There are detailed notes/booklet so hopefully it will name them for you.

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According to the notes the two tunes are ‘The Flogging Reel’ and ‘Dinky Dorrian’s’.

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Thank you Gonzo. Much appreciated!